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Martinic-Jercic, Borivoj - Freedom and Flexibility of the Violinist’s Left Hand: Technical Studies for Violin

Martinic-Jercic, Borivoj - Freedom and Flexibility of the Violinist’s Left Hand: Technical Studies for Violin | 0038 081
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A fantastically instructive treatise, collection of exercises, and DVD for the violinist’s left hand!

It is rare to find such an extensive collection of instruction from such a highly accomplished violinist and pedagogue. Inclusion of a demonstration DVD makes this one of the most comprehensive and accessible collections to work from for developing the violinist’s left hand. Violinist Borivoj (Boro) Martinic-Jercic shares his wealth of understanding regarding the mechanics of the left hand as he learned it directly from 20th Centruy masters including Kristijan Petrovic, Armand Weisbord, Paul Makanowitzky, andand Ruggiero Ricci.

From the Introduction:

“[…] every violinist is challenged to find comfort and avoid injury while playing and aiming to achieve technical perfection. The purpose of this monograph is to help violinists develop a closer personal relationship with their instrument and as a result achieve more comfort while striving for technical perfection. […] Having observed and studied my teachers’ left hand techniques for many years, two striking qualities continue to fascinate me. The first is the precision, strength, and confidence of their left hand finger action. The second is the incredible freedom and flexibility of their left hand. […] this collection of basic exercises and discussions is designed to aid violinists to develop a more comfortable and confident relationship with their own instrument which will ultimately improve the flexibility and freedom of their left hands.”

Praise for Freedom and Flexibility of the Violinist’s Left Hand

"...must-have for students and teachers alike!" - Guillermo Figueroa, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL

"All serious violinists will benefit greatly from this book and its accompanying DVD." - Richard Wood, Columbia University, NY

"...invaluable resource to both students and pedagogues alike." - David Halen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

"...important contribution to violin pedagogy." - Hal Grossman, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

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Item Includes

  • Spiral-bound book, 104 pages
  • A 20-minute demonstration DVD inside back book cover
  • Book includes 14 color plates and 27 different exercises for the left hand with clear instructions.

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About This Brand

Violinist, Author, Teacher

Violinist Borivoj Martinic-Jercic graduated from the Blagoje Bersa Conservatory of Music in 1978, where he studied with Kristijan Petrović. “Boro”, as he is known, received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan, under the guidance of Professors Paul Makanowitzky and Ruggiero Ricci. In addition to appearances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Detroit Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, "Boro" served as Concertmaster of the Phoenix Symphony for fifteen years and the Concertmaster of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra since 1995.
He has served as Music Director and Concertmaster of I Solisti di Zagreb and Professor of Violin at the Academy of Music at the University of Zagreb. During his tenure with I Solisti di Zagreb he performed over three hundred concerts worldwide. In 2009 Mr. Martinic-Jercic and I Solisti di Zagreb released a CD of Vivaldi's Four Seasons on the EDI label. In 2011 Naxos label released a CD of the Puerto Rican composer, Ernesto Cordero, Carribean Concertos with I Solisti di Zagreb, Maestro Pepe Romero and Guillermo Figueroa.

He has performed with such eminent artists as Ivo Pogorelich, Pepe Romero, Zoran Dukic, Ana Vidovic, Radovan Vlatkovic, Yo Yo Ma, Giovanni Sollima, Julius Berger, Marc Coppey, Bozo Paradik, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham and Guillermo Figueroa.

Borivoj (Boro) Martinic-Jercic is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at Iowa State University and violinist of the Ames Piano Quartet.

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